Alcaraz had a chance to make up some factors on Djokovic throughout the Asian swing, when the 24-time Grand Slam champion was taking a break. However the 20-year-old crashed out within the semi-final of the China Open and misplaced within the spherical of 16 on the Shanghai Masters.
And the present world No 2 was properly conscious that his disappointing defeats hindered his possibilities of overtaking Djokovic. “It will be harder, if I need to be No 1. I’ve just a few tournaments forward, so I will attempt to do my greatest. I will attempt to, you already know, win them, if I need to have an opportunity to finish the 12 months as No 1. I do not know, however proper now I lose a number of alternatives to make it,” he stated after his Shanghai loss.
With Djokovic now defending 600 factors in Paris and 1,500 in Turin, Alcaraz can be hoping that he can simply edge out the Serb to complete the season on prime for the second 12 months in a row.